Hi, I'm Zenna (Zen for short). I'm a friendly, creative wedding photographer with lots of experience. My style is relaxed & unobtrusive & the images I take of your day will be spontaneous, natural & (most importantly of all) fun!
Although I'm based in Manchester, I travel far & wide for the job I love – in fact, since I started my business, Zen Photo in 2009, I’ve photographed over 150 weddings, in locations from Yorkshire to New York! I’ve taken beautiful pictures in all weather conditions, in castles, gardens, stately homes, even on board a boat. Most of my shoots are in the North West: Manchester, Cheshire, the Ribble Valley, the Peak District & the Lake District but travelling is one of my favourite things, so if you’re getting married abroad, get in touch – I’d love to photograph your destination wedding!
When you book me to be your wedding photographer, you can be sure I’ll capture the very essence of your day. Forget forced smiles & awkward poses – all you & your guests need to do is get on with enjoying your amazing day & I will do the rest.
I photograph in a documentary style, which means I’ll stealthily snap all those important moments, from the nervous (& exciting) preparations, right through to the glorious first dance. Many of my clients say that they hardly even notice my presence when I’m taking photos – & that’s just how it should be. My prices include a pre-wedding consultation, in person or by Skype, so we can talk about what you want before your unique day begins.
Of course, you will want to make sure you get some photographs of you & all your guests together, which is why my prices always includes 30 minutes of group shots (all your guests together in their gorgeous outfits) & 20 minutes of laid back portraits of the happy couple & that’s it; other than that, I’ll leave you to get on with eating, drinking, crazy dancing & of course, the rather important matter of getting married!
Not everyone loves having their photographs taken, but with my calm, happy nature, even your most camera-shy guests will be unruffled. My business is called Zen Photo because Zen’s my name, but in the past, people have asked me whether it’s anything to do with Zen Buddhism, because I’m so chilled out! I’m a mother & I love photographing families, so if there are fidgety kids on your guest list, I’ll make sure I take great pictures of them too.
I’d like to think my photos speak for themselves. Take a look around my website & see what you think. My pricing is clear, upfront &, my clients tell me, excellent value. If you’d like a no-pressure chat, just get in touch via my ‘contact me’ page.
Preparing for a wedding can be chaotic & overwhelming, & the wonderful day itself often passes in a flash. When it’s over & you’re home from your honeymoon, I’ll leave you with a set of magical memories: natural, beautiful, full-resolution photographs for you to keep, print, frame, share & look at time & time again. Forever.